Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
More specifically, raking leaves can be hard work, but dangerous may be too strong a word. Leaves are dangerous when they're wet and lying on pavement waiting for someone to come along and slip on them. But raking is mainly hard work which leads to sore muscles.
My suggestion is to mow the leaves to mulch them rather than get out and rake when possible.
As I've said many times, following local/national news, weather, and sports people on Twitter will give you the news almost as it happens which is helpful if there are things you need to know before you go. Such as highway backups or bad weather coming.
Early this morning Fox2 News put up a quick tweet about 2 semis which collided. "Rollover accident involving two semi's WB I-70."
A local man reading this responded correctly: "It would also be helpful if you indicated where on WB I-70."
Getting out the news but leaving out the most important part for rush hour drivers was a no no. Turns out the accident involved 3 semis (one of which rolled over) and a car between Warrenton and Wright City and is a total mess.
There appear to be crashes all over the St. Louis area this morning.
There are people who Tweet all day long and into the night. One tweet after another, several each hour. I just don't get it. How do they find time to do their work or live their lives? In some cases Tweeting may be part of their job description but in most cases I'd find this hard to believe.
The best part of Twitter comes when people live Tweet news as it's happened. Last night was a good example of this. St Louis alderman, Antonio French was at the St. Louis County Council meeting when protesters from Ferguson filled the chamber and became fairly raucus. He, as well as several local newspersons kept as up to the minute with their tweets.
But tweeting every thought that comes into your head all day long seems, I don't know, weird.
Kind of a funny Twitter feed from Sean Davis last night as he asked how much do you love science or math on a sliding scale. The back end of the scale was always something silly. Here's one that speaks to me.
On a scale of 1 to "I stopped doing math once they started putting letters into it", how much would you say you love science?
That's exactly when my ability to comprehend math ended, when they put letters into it.
A story on DC new radio station, KTOP, which reports on a survey which found that grandparents are now "younger, hipper". I tend to agree that many grandparents are more hip to what's going on and are early adapters to web things and social media.
Here's where we haven't been hip. I've been seeing an appreviation for the Big Ten conference on Twitter recently which is written like this: B1G. That's B one G. And that looks like big but isn't.
Have no idea how that describes the Big Ten but hope to find out.
It seems that Senator McCaskill's family has a Labor Day weekend pig roast tradition and she Tweeted a photo of her Son in Law carving the hog for the meal. Wowser did that tweet and photo cause a firestorm of disapproval by many. Other responses were supportive and funny, but most were very unhappy with her and what was seen as animal cruelty.
Here's the photo and her tweet: "Son-in-law in his trash bag apron carving pig #2 in new Labor Day weekend family tradition."
Many replies to this tweet wondered about him wearing a trash bag. Here is the link to read the pig roast kurfuffle.